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if they >>> on the broadcast tonight, getting out of iraq. after nine years of war, president obama tells the world all u.s. troops are leaving iraq by the end of the year. tonight, the risks of leaving and what the president didn't say about the decision. >>> steve jobs. a first look at the untold story he left behind. the controversial choices he made about fighting his cancer. >>> and making a difference. a restaurant where you don't have to pay if you can't. the famous face behind it and the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after nine years of bloody war costing thousands of american lives and hundreds of billions of american dollars, president obama says it is ending. the last american troops in iraq are packing up and getting out by the end of the year. home, he says, in time for the holidays. it was march of 2003 when president george w. bush announced the start of the war against iraq with shock and aw
in london and then on the way back to the u.s. the italian court appeals threw out the conviction. the dna evidence used to convict knox was discredited. >> reporter: inside the prison van speeding her to court, amanda knox had no way of knowing which way the verdict would go. all she could focus on is, this is it. all or nothing. freedom or a life behind bars. the strain of not knowing, clearly etched on her face. the judge, in a somber tone, seemed to take forever. >> translator: guilty of slander, announced the judge. a sentence of three years, erased by time served. athen the verdict on the charge of murder. the judge declared she was free. knox collapsed. family and friends cried openly and embraced. escorted from the courtroom for the last time found not guilty. standard applause and cheers from the crowds gathered outside the courtroom. >> she suffered for three years for a crime that she did not commit. >> reporter: hundreds of italians shouting "shame, shame." after the verdict was red, a very volatile crowd, very angry, some about the verdict and also tension. and amanda, amanda,
october 22nd, 2011. >> thank you so much for joining us. we'll have more on that story in a moment. want to begin with a quick check of your forecast. chuck bell is joining us in the studio. things looking good this weekend. >> yes, a good-looking weekend. did you enjoy your week. >> with the exception of wednesday. >> wednesday was nasty. >> a little gloomy. that's all right. this is three weeks in a row we have had rain during the week leaving us high and dry for the weekend. three weekends in a row. you got to the love that. outside on a beautiful saturday morning. generally clear sky to get the weekend started. clear skies won't last all day long. a little bit of sunshine this morning. that will cook up cloud deck by late morning, earl you afternoon. no threat for rainfall on your weekend. anything you've got planned outdoors, it will be a cooperative weekend for that. 50 degrees in downtown washington. everybody else is down into the 30s and 40s this morning. 39 in petersburg and culpeper this morning, 39 in manassas. 33 in spotsylvania. state of maryland low to mid 40s for much of
is in a big power struggle in the middle east with saudi arabia. >> by attacking both the u.s. and saudi arabia, but somebody with the cartel turned out to be working undercover for the united states. vice president joe biden responded on the "today" show this morning. he said it was, quote, no problem. >> i think there is a lot that goes on that we don't know about. >> i think we have done a good job. >> reporter: this man was arrested last month in new york. officials say he has been cooperating every since. >> it's further evidence that iran does not follow international rules of behavior, whether it's with respect to their nuclear program, international terrorism or the way they treat their own citizens, and this is just another piece of evidence of that. i think we should have a firm response, but also avoid overreacting. we don't want to get into a war with iran. >> reporter: he is being held with no bond. >>> the new leader of al qaeda released a new online video this morning railing against the united states. nbc news has yet to confirm the authenticity of the video. if it's real
the search for a killer of an iraq war veteran. jackie bensen starts us off tonight. >> reporter: alonzo was an older student who came to howard last year on the gi bill after serving with the u.s. marine corps in iraq. in the year he was here he made a lot of friends and they are in shock tonight. >> it's sad to see someone go so young with so much potential. >> reporter: thomas played on howard's baseball team with alonzo. he can't believe the teammate is gone. >> just a cool guy to be around. he cracked jokes all the time. that was my buddy. i just seen him last week. that's the crazy thing about it. and then you get the news today and you will never see him again. >> reporter: along do was shot to death just after midnight on tuesday in mount rainier maryland. the police chief said it was a robbery gone bad. he was a sophomore music major at howard. this is the youtube video of a musical group he founded and wrote songs for. friends say he had it all, good looks, intelligence, talent and ambition tempered with humility and a desire to help others. >> his presence was big in the build
of the battlefield in libya, richard engel here in studio with us. richard, for most of our adult life really, an era is over. >> most libyans never knew another leader. these are shocking images that will resonate not only around the middle east but around the world. an arab dictator killed by his own people. gadhafi's final moments, injured, dazed, manhandled and dying, captured by rebels who prop him up on the hood of a car to take pictures, proof of life, but he wouldn't live much longer. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: news of gadhafi's death triggered wild celebrations across libya. he was killed in sirte, his hometown, in a neighborhood called district 2. fighting there has been intense for weeks. the reason is now obvious. the rebel assault devastated district 2, so today moammar gadhafi tried to escape. in a convoy with body guards he attempted to slip out of sirte, but the convoy was spotted and u.s. officials say targeted by a nato air strike. gadhafi survived the strike. witnesses say he managed to crawl to a nearby drainpipe under a bridge. it was there, in a pipe, that the former dictator was
. >>> the plot, murder for hire. huge sums of money and links to the iranian government. the u.s. says it stopped a huge international conspiracy. does the story all add up? >>> risky business. more surprising news about prostate cancer. this time it's a popular vitamin supplement that may be doing more harm than good. >>> and the interrogation of michael jackson's doctor. today jurors heard conrad murray's emotional description what he told jackson's children on the day he died. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening he remains one of the biggest names in republican politics. we just watched chris christie carry out a personal yet public deliberation over running for president himself. he said no. and today he made an early endorsement for mitt romney. some republicans as you know, have shown buyers remorse at the thought of a romney nomination. there's still a big gop market out there for a more conservative candidate. and the ranks are shifting tonight, but as you're about to see in our exclusive interview with christie and romney together, to
news update. we'll have more on your weather, too. join us for a full >>> good morning. here it comes. the first nor'easter of the season is taking aim, bringing snow, rain and high winds from virginia to maine. the powerful system could impact 60 million people with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow. >>> new twist in the search for 10-month-old lisa irwin. the parents scheduled a police interview with the baby's missing brothers and one of the lawyers for the family stops working on the case. >>> and bright lights, our holiday extravaganza kicks off. amy and i look for things that go bump in the night. what did we encoter? we'll tell you this coming what did we encoter? we'll tell you this coming saturday, october 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. boo. >> and i'm amy robach. didn't work. we felt at moments maybe we weren't alone in that prison. it was dark, it was creepy. i heard things. >> it was one of those what were we thinking things going into this da
premeditated. chris gordon joins us live in rockville with a look at what it takes to prove if the murder could have been planned. chris? >> reporter: first degree premeditated murder is about intent. did she intent to kill her when she called to have her reopen the lululemon store? today, prosecutors focused on the lies she told trying to cover up her involvement in the killing. a police officer testified he noticed an injury on her right hand when he first saw her at suburban hospital on march 12th, like when you are injured using a blade. on the stand, he showed norwood's pants with a slit down the front. she claimed she had been raped. a nurse testified her lacerations were superficial, more like scratches. they recorded an interview with her in the hospital. she was crying and sobbing of attacks from men wearing masks. the shorter one grabbed her by the hair. norwood tried to help jana. she said she's never seen so much blood. when asked details she said i don't know, i'm sorry. the detective had no reason to believe norwood was anything baa traumatized victim at that time. evidence has be
taken away from them. >> we decided there are a good number of us who were willing to take that risk and others who supported that and the reason that we are taking this stand and staying here in the plaza is that what's going on in the country right now is unacceptable. it is important for us to be out in public space to be visible about that. >> reporter: the group's permit to protest expired sunday night. they have today to pack up and leave. if they don't, the u.s. park police have the authority to arrest them. while many here plan to take it all the way, some say that they will support the cause in other ways and avoid confrontation with police. >> some people are trying to be bold in making a statement by being incredibly defiant but i believe it is more prudent to maintain cohesion with the group and not be so defiant and we are going to attempt, my wife and i, we are going to attempt to follow as many orders as possible while still making as big of a statement as possible. >> reporter: what happens here today? that remains to be seen. we are not seeing much of a police presen
the u.s. settled with the families of the victims. >>> president obama used a dinner here in washington to chastise the republican presidential candidates. last night he celebrated the repeal of don't ask, don't tell at the human rights campaign annual dinner. the president also took republican challengers to task for not defending a gay soldier booed in a recent debate. >> it's okay for a stage full of political leaders one of whom could end up being the president of the united states being silent when an american soldier is booed. we don't believe in that. >> during his speech, president obama also called for the end of the defense of marriage act which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. >>> the redskins looking for their first road win of the season today. washington heads to st. louis to face off against the 0-3 rams. players and coaches say they're not taking the game lightly and the wynnless rams are still a tough time. it's expected to be a challenge for the burgundy and gold. but the skins's offense is expected to face the struggling ram defense. they gave up 37
hear you. >> a time for change has come! chris: facing mount rushmore. he promised us change and said he would be transformative, the kind of president who turned history. has the time come for barack obama to learn from a leader who did, the most inspiring democrat of our time. does jack kennedy have stuff to teach barack obama? the brothers and sisters, kennedy had the irish mafia. obama has tried to do it alone. has he have time to build a team. political confederates who can fight for him. can he pull a solo act and start to lead? finally, bad news bears. where do they find this crew? perry is falling, bachmann is falling. something is raising cain but nobody knows what. with time flying, the vast american middle is fleeing. with their chances good, why are the republicans so bad? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today. the "washington post" bob woodward, nbc's andrea mitchell, the bbc's katty kay and the "new york magazine's" john heilemann. first up, since the 1957 shock of sputnik, there have been few times as unsettling as today. can we shake off this sense
the country, the 2011 home coming parade. here's derrick ward joining us live from the route with more. derek, good morning. >> as you can see behind me, georgia avenue in front of howard university is all festooned with balloons and flags. that means only one thing this time of year here. this is time for howard's homecoming. the theme this year is prestige, the epitome of distinction, something embodied by this university, its staff and alumni. lots of folks are already lining up early to get those prime viewing spots here. we caught up with a family who was out here, i would say they were the first folks out here. displaying their bison spirit. >> i'm a howard alumni. i'm an ex-football player on the '96 championship team. we love to come back to support the new team. >> sir for you, you're alumni as well? >> i'm not. i'm the parent of two alumni, a daughter and son. >> so you play an important role in howard obviously. >> since 1989 continually, someone from my family's surname has been a student here consecutively since 1989. >> excellent. and this is just an important thing for the city
anything details. we were led less than an hour ago, maybe a half hour ago to this area. they did allow us behind some of their blockades but nirt saying exactly what's going on down there in that wooded area near the curve in the road. we did have a police chopper in the area. they are doing to surveillance or looking from above. it appears chief manger may be on the scene here as well. there's a large group of officers talking, consulting with one another. and we are hoping to get an update here shortly. this is just, i should mention, a few miles from where william lived with his mother. his mom jane was found dead inside their home on september 30th. and william has been missing ever since then and the search has been on. now curtis lopez, jane mckwan's estranged husband was arrested. he was charged with her murder, picked up in north carolina. we are waiting to receive word whether there has been some sort of a break in this case, whether william has been found or whether this is another dead end. we simply don't know. what i can tell you is this is a large-scale search. unlike some o
>>> on the broadcast tonight america's longest war. a new marker for all of us and an extraordinary woman -- a mother and grandmother, one of the many americans sacrificing on the front lines. >>> fear factor. children pulled out of school in this country while parents give up work they desperately need, all because of the sudden impact of a tough new law. >>> hitting home. new numbers on jobs. it's not getting better. now the anger and the protests are growing. >>> the interrogation. for the first time, the jury hears michael jackson's doctor describe his version of what happened the day michael jackson died. >>> and three women share the nobel peace prize. >>> and three women share the nobel peace prize. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight protesters remain in the streets of a dozen u.s. cities, angry over what's happened to their lives and our country and a big part of that over these last ten years, the two wars we have been fighting. starting ten years ago today. this is the anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. longer
escalated to a two-alarm blaze. fire rescue crews are still here on the scene. joining us now to give us the very latest on this case is mark brady with the prince george's county fire department. so this started out in the bottom level of a three-story building, and basically went through the roof or the attic area? >> it did. the middle floor, extending up to the top floor and eventually through the roof. when firefighters arrived, heavy smoke from the roof and heavy fire conditions on the rear side of the building. >> it looks like a dozen units were affected? >> it's going to be 11 units in the building of origin, and 11 units in the building attached to that. about 60 residents will be displaced as a result of this fire. american red cross, citizens services unit are providing some shelter for these displaced people. >> just to correct myself, it's the berkshires at the brierwood apartments here, basically off 197 and konte road? >> that's right. it's split up into several different complexes. >> were there any injuries or rescues as a result of this? >> fortunately, because the fir
a man found dead on the metro tracks in rockville. police tell us the man is 37 years old and from gaithersburg. he was found around 3:00 this morning just a couple of hundred feet from the rockville metro station. they say there is no evidence of foul play and no trauma to suggest the man was hit by a train. we'll bring you the updates throughout the morning as think come into news 4. >>> one of al qaeda's most influential leaders has been killed in an air strike. anwaral-awlaki had ties to our area. he was killed yesterday in yemen. he had dual citizenship with the u.s. and yemen. he helped spread al qaeda's message through social media. he directed the failed underwear bombing attack on christmas in 2009 and was mentioned in the fort hood shootings last year. he was an imam to a mosque in falls church. members say they do not share his extremist views and people should learn more about islam before rushing to judgment. >> i think people need to be become a little more knowledgeable about the variances in each religion, about the extremists and those practicing to be honest indiv
, the organizers of this event here at freedom plaza are at this hour meeting with representatives of the u.s. park police to determine what happens next now that the four-day permit for the use of freedom plaza expired. before they left, the organizers told this crowd they are going nowhere until they are ready to leave. the organizing group took down the stage where they led rallies, made speeches. they cleaned up freedom plaza. their four-day permit expired last night and were told to leave by 2:00 p.m. >> we haven't gotten threats. we don't think they are going to come in. doing that would be a big mistake. it would result in more people coming to support us. >> reporter: people piled backpacks and bed rolls for safekeeping if they are taken to jail. they have written the phone numbers on their arms to reach legal representatives. they intend to stay. a disabled vietnam veteran is protesting against the wars in afghanistan and iraq. the possibility of your getting arrested? >> 100%. >> reporter: meaning? >> 100% that i will get arrested. >> reporter: do you want to be arrested? >> yes. >> repor
with a hefty fine. >>> the u.s. kills a top al qaeda leader with ties to the washington area. we have local reaction on the deadly drone attack. >>> traffic alert. getting around the washington area will be a little challenging this weekend. we're going to show you what areas you may want to avoid from the roads to the metro. good morning. >>> folks, it is the first day of october and we have got some cool numbers out there. let's get your first forecast with meteorologist chuck bell. refreshing start. >> new month, new atmosphere, new everything. >> i busted out the scarf and the winter coat this morning. >> you're going to need it. you're definitely going to need it this weekend. be ready for a november like weekend in october. we skipped the whole month of october. the leaves are still green, but man, has it cooled down out there. 40s and 50s to get your weekend starleted under a mostly cloudy sky. it's blustery out there as well. i had the sunroof open on the way to work. 49 degrees in haguerstown, maryland. 55 right here in downtown washington. upper 50s along the bay side down towards
of a tough week for metro and metro riders. megan mcgrath joins us and tells us what is happening out there. good morning, megan. >> reporter: the union station metro station has re-opened but it was closed for about an hour and 15 minutes this morning, so affecting the people at the tail end of rush hour. at 8:45 this morning they experienced an electrical problem, and it was a spark that was on a component associated with the third rail, that's the electrical rail, inside the union station metro station. there were sparks that put off smoke and the smoke gathered in the tunnel prompting them to close the metro station for about an hour and 15 minutes. they had to single track trains between stations, and whenever you single track that causes big backups, and there were significant delays for a time this was all happening. and then on wednesday, the orange line had problems during the morning and evening rush hour, and a switch lost power, and that caused major issues and delays for people, and on tuesday night, there was chaos after a person was hit by a train at the claire ton metro stop
. the protesters swarmed the museum protesting a military drone exhibit. derrick ward joins us now from freedom plaza with more. derrick, is the protest growing larger this morning? >> it's about the same as it is in the morning when folks wake up here at the plaza. i mean, you've got folks here and you have folks over at mcpherson square as well. it varies throughout the course of the day. sometimes the groups converge. other groups come down. so it's a number that changes but there's always a core presence here as you can see. what happened yesterday was remit of t reminiscent of the points of view. this gentleman wearing this hat, it cost $10. it goes towards water for folk who are suffering or threatened by dehydration. a lot of other causes. we actually did talk to someone at the air and space museum who told us they had not intended to be violent. this person says she was a passivist and it would be a cool irony to get violent about a protest about a drone which they see as a vehicle of violence as well. of course there's the other points of view representing the big money or corporate in
and afloat. >>> and another royal wedding. this one not quite so well known but it does give us a colorful glimpse into a fascinating and once hidden world as a king marries a commoner. once hidden world as a king marries a commoner. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. back on september 17, very few people had heard of the protest movement called occupy wall street, but they did and they sure have since then. and so far there have been over a thousand arrests across the united states as the movement spreads. they share a heritage with other big protest movements in american history. some of them have changed history. even though this protest doesn't look the same or take the same shape exactly any two days in a row. it's on the move. the players change. but the center of the message is increasingly resonating. the crowds tell us that. now the polls tell us that. but tomorrow here in new york an important moment arrives right where it all started. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's mara schiavocampo. mara, good evening. >> reporter:
, the sports junkies are used to talking about breaking news, and this morning they had their breaking news of a different kind. >> i thought it was another earthquake. >> it was a glass exploding sound that went along with it. >> the segment just ended so i was coming here -- >> so at about 7:39, adam, who was working in the call screen room works in here because we had to -- >> we had just gone to break! >> about a second or two after i walked out of the room, i hear aloud boom. >> the studio shook. >> it sounded like lightning hit a tree right next to us, and next thing we know we hear glass shattering. >> it was a honda civic that slammed into the building, right into the call screen room where the interns and producers are there throughout the show. >> a second or two earlier, who knows what would have happened. it was very scary. >> i know this. adam is not a tough guy. he was scared. >> yeah, he jumped. can you imagine appear car is going to drive right through your wall. >> i guess we will take him at his word. >> we had to get twit pics, jp. >> it was a breaking news story happenin
we discovered its uses in heart attack prevention, stroke prevention and just now the news is breaking tonight about its use against colon cancer. put it this way. a bottle of generic aspirin, $4.29. medical research, tens of billions of dollars. a household item that could prevent a range of illnesses, priceless. that's how we begin tonight with our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: it is more powerful evidence that one of the oldest and cheapest medicines on earth may be one of the most beneficial. british researchers studied people like keith reiger who inherited the gene for lynch syndrome which puts him at very high risk for colon cancer. he and his father had colon cancer. two of his three children inherited the gene. one died at 22 from colon cancer. in the study, 861 people with lynch syndrome took either two 300-milligram tablets of aspirin or a placebo. scientists followed them for two years after they stopped taking the aspirin. >> we reduced by 60% the numbers of colon cancers in the people who actually took aspirin for two years. >> report
and metal merchandise bar were showed to the jury. norwood used them on a fatal beating. the defense lawyer got the evidence technician to admit the items were not separately bagged but put together on a tool kit and blood could have been transferred from one to the other contaminating the evidence. prosecutors are asking the jury to find her guilty of first degree premeditated murder. the defense admits norwood killed jana murray, but says it was in a heated argument where she lost control and it was not premeditated. this case is expected to go to the jury next week. back to you in the studio. >> all right. chris gordon, thank you. pat? >>> a shooting at burger king in frederick has remained a mystery until now. police announced today they caught a suspect in a slaying last march. the burger king manager, a 32-year-old was discovered in the back of the restaurant. jane watrel joins us now with more on how police cracked this case. jane? >> police say it took thousands of hours sifting through clues and working with state and federal authorities. today, they revealed, they have a suspect,
in the mid 60s. big area of high pressure to the north. to the south of us, weak weather front that came through the area during the overnight and it's that weak front giving us just a few clouds. but sunshine galore back on tap for today. the high, though, 75 degrees instead of 74 that we hit yesterday. another fantastic afternoon. >>> good morning. most of the overnight construction is in the process of being picked up now. actually inner loop and outer loop as you make your way towards the temple. other than that, we're looking pretty clear in our area. take a look at 270. father hurrily boulevard, i'm not seeing any incidents to report at this time. i'll tell be back in ten minutes with another update. >> thank you very much. >>> a woman is in serious condition after being hit by an unmarked d.c. police car. this happened in the 21st block of fifth avenue northwest. it's not known how that accident happened. the block of wisconsin was closed for a few hours, though. >>> the case involving the death of a 2-year-old now in the hands of a jury is accused of throwing her granddaughter ov
. a terror plot has been foiled on u.s. soil targeting embassies here in d.c. the justice department is accusing iranian agents of plotting to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. >> two people have been charged in this case. news 4's brian mooar joins us live from capitol hill with more on this breaking news. brian, how much do we know? >> reporter: what we know in the indictment which has just been unsealed, let me tell you, it's chilling. the plot was to unfold here in the nation's capital at a well-known restaurant which isn't named but attended frequently by the ambassador to the united states from saudi arabia. as well as numerous u.s. members of congress. one of the plotters was supposedly told that if this bombing took place in this restaurant, then more than 100 people could be injured or killed. he supposedly let loose with an expletive and said that so be it, that's what has to be done. we do know that one of the suspects is being held in new york at this hour. he was arrested last month. while going from mexico back to the united states. apparently what
in payment services can be used to buy goods and services or improve their home. >> reporter: this woman stuck with a 7% note and upside down. >> this house for $325,000. now, according to the tax records, it's $127,000. >> reporter: she gets no help today. >> some called it a single when what they needed was a home run. >> reporter: the president spent $2.4 billion of the $50 billion he pledged on housing. because his housing secretary said today, the problem was worse than they thought. >> because of that complexity that helped contribute to the housing bubble and the housing bust, it made it harder to unwind these troubled mortgages. >> reporter: now, barack obama is running for re-election looking for ways to fix the mortgage mess. key 2012 swing states like nevada, like florida are the worst places still affected more than any place else in this country by the mortgage and housing mess. live from the hill, i'm steve handelsman, news 4. back to you. >> steve, thank you. the president's plan may not be enough for local homeowners in trouble with their mortgages. the plan can offer low
us the last time she saw his mother's vehicle there was a man loading a large flat screen tv into the back of the vehicle a few weeks ago. she says she talked to the man before and he said she was a friend of the mcquain family and said he knew the mom and son. she says she doesn't know the man's name but shortly after that she did not see the son, the mother nor the vehicle. sources tell us that vehicle, police were looking for it, it was discovered in the carolinas, and nobody was in it. tracee wilkins live in germantown. back to you in the studio, barbara. >> this is a story we will continue to follow. >>> meanwhile, pieces -- >> you are good on the cable. swing left. >> pieces of the damaged national kcathedral. crews brought that piece down in an effort to stabilize the tower damaged in the august earthquake. we have more on the project now. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. the work is being done on the other side here, but to give you an idea of the area we're talking about, the structure we are talking about, it's the pinnacles at the top, the s
that debit card fee for customers who use direct deposit on their paycheck, who use a bank of america credit card and also who maintain a minimum balance. no word on what that minimum balance might be. in the past it's been thousands of dollars. for a quick sampling of public opinion about those debit card fees look no further than youtube. >> i have a bone to pick with bank of america. >> pay off whatever checks you have and withdraw all of your money. >> bank wars! >> reporter: while bank of america, wells fargo, sun trust and regions financial are sticking with their plans to charge customers a monthly fee for debit card purchases some of their biggest competitors have decided not to go along including u.s. bancorp., pnc, citigroup, and key bank. and chase says it's abandoning its debit card fee plans. >> this was a netflix moment for bank customers. they have been hearing about one new fee after another and this one was the one that tipped them over the edge. >> reporter: experts warn, look out for so-called stealth fees for receiving a paper statement, for using a teller, fees for not u
unspoken ways to work the issue. finally, gaddafi's fall with not a single u.s. casualty, is more evident that republicans can't hit this democrat as soft on national security. i'm chris matthews. with us today, michael duffy, "time" magazine, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, with two months before voting starts, where's the excitement over the guy who looks like the nominee. see if you detect resignation on the conservative side. >> the conventional wisdom is that romney has the lead and he's the presumptive nominee. >> i would be very, very surprised right now, almost if romney didn't get the nomination. am i being naive here or foolish? >> i think if you had to bet the house on that, you'd win big. chris: this week's associated press poll has romney at 30% but herman cain and rick perry have 39%. it looks like they don't have a thrill up their leg about this guy. they're not excited about this guy, nobody is on the right. but he looks like he's creeping up to inevitability. this may be the one year when likability doesn't
. >>> it was not a nice day for a white wedding has the unsuspecting couple got blasted by a dust storm or as al makes us familiar with a haboob. they finished the ceremony as the storm whipped through her beautiful white dress. he's whipg his face but all you need is love. 7:06, back to matt, savannah and al. that's true love because i would have been out of there. >> windbreaker would have been good for that moment. >> thanks for not doing a cartwheel after the texas rangers win. >> you may kiss the bride if you can find her. >> we've seen a lot of those it seems. >> we are. another thing a lot of folks got to see last night the northern lights, the aurora borealis, unusual this far into parts of the south, missouri, when the sun emits the energy articles toward our ionosphere, and the reflection is the northern lights. as we look down toward the caribbean, we've got something else to worry about, hurricane rina, 210 miles southwest of grand cayman, 100-mile-per-hour winds, just barely moving, the path brings it across the yucatan and on into cuba by early saturday but take a look at this, not all the
the area. >> reporter: wainwright's horrified friends, both also from the u.s., tried to help, but it was too late. >> this is a tragic situation, and it's the third shark fatality we have had in only a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the first, a surfer, grabbed by a great white on september 4th. the next, october 10th, a businessman out for a morning swim, and now this. prompting some here to fear there could be a jaws man eater on the prowl. experts say there are also other possibilities. an increase in the number of whales migrating south this year, as well as more seals, mean more sharks lurking in the water. great white sharks are a protected species in australia. they can't be hunted. but this latest attack prompted a gra dramatic order from the government. >> within an hour of that situation occurring, the fisheries minister, and the government authorized that the shark be caught and destroyed, if possible, and the fisheries are attempting to do that. >> i think it will just create a problem with a lot of dead sharks and it probably won't get the shark that attacked the
wedding, kim kardashian filed the papers to divorce chris humphries. >> joining us live from los angeles is billy bush from "access hollywood." kardashian released a statement, what does the statement say? >> just handed to me, incredible. i have decided to end my marriage. this was not an easy decision. i hoped this decision was forever. sometimes things don't work out adds planned. we remain friends and wish each other the best. >> has chris humphries had anything to say? >> we have reason to believe he found out this morning, just like the rest of us. he's a guy, that says he believes in marriage. he still wants it to last. kim is the one who filed. chris has not come to terms with it. it's her decision, not his. that's why i'm iffy on we remain friends. chris is in minnesota now. two weeks ago, they were in vegas together for her birthday. they arrive holding hands, a week later, she files for divorce. he's in minnesota. he wanted kim to come with him to minnesota. fat chance. they registered for gifts. they went all the way out. how is it not that you don't have the discussi
despite being exposed to the elements. >> when he first arrived, he was looking at us. he was surprisingly cooperative with all of the evaluations that we're performing. and as i said when he first saw his mother he looked at her and smiled. that was very heartwarming. >> reporter: about 6,000 people took part in the search. some gathered near the scene afterward to give thanks for the outcome. >> it was tough going. we had a lot behind us. we had a lot in front of us. we had a lot, but god was with us all the way. >> reporter: robert's father released a statement. robert is a very strong and determined little boy. we never gave hope that he would come home safe. thank you so much everybody. robert is home. robert wood junior will remain here at vcu medical center for another few days and then it is home to his nice warm bed. >>> amazing to see that story had such a happy ending. >> and they had so many people who wanted to volunteer and help with that search. they had to turn some people away. it looks like the people they had out there had some great eyes. >>> it is 9:80 right now. thous
changed life. and along the way, computing and music. he gave us something to point to with pride. he gave us the icons, fonts, shuffles and swipes of our modern lives. he was relentless, exacting and unique and he was dying of cancer during some of the most productive years of his life. steve jobs was apple and steve jobs was the american innovator of the modern age. he's gone at the age of 56 and we remember him tonight beginning with nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: with the help of a top design team, jobs turned electronic gadgets into objects of desire. there was the macintosh computer in 1984. >> and it has turned out insanely great. >> reporter: the ipod in 2001. and then in 2007 -- >> today, apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: -- the iphone. and in 2010, the ipad. >> so all these things, one after another after another it's like homerun, homerun, homerun. and there's only one babe. >> reporter: in 1976 steve woszniak and jobs cofounded apple and within ten years it had turned into a $2 billion company with 4,000 employees. >> they were the most fun years of my life.
. >>> tonight word of a major victory for the u.s. in the war on terror leads to a warning that progress may have made things more dangerous for traveling americans. >>> good evening everyone i'm aaron gilchrist. we start with that developing story on travel alert issued by the government today following the death of anwar al awlaki. the state department is concerned that the american cleric's followers will try to retaliate by targeting u.s. citizens. the department urges citizens abroad to register for the smart traveller program. enroll online or the nearest u.s. embassy. it makes it easier to contact u.s. citizens. >>> we're learning more about the u.s. military reason to strike that killed anwar al awlaki. it also took out two other top al qaeda figures. intelligence officials say yesterday's strike in yemen killed saudi militant, al asiri. he created the underwear bombing and also killed samir khan. officials are calling it one of the most effective single blows to al qaeda since the war on terror began. >>> a dramatic change in our weather. most of us had to break ou
who didn't see us yesterday, we thought we would let you know where seattle is. apparently the most intelligent people in the world live in seattle. here it is, you guys. >> it's nestled between two mountain ranges for those of you here, you know. folks at home may not. the snow-capped olympics to the west, cascades to the east making this city an outdoor lover's paradise. kayaking, fishing. skig, mountain biking, all huge here. >> and the beautiful flower is the dalia. am i pronouncing it right? you don't seem impressed. >> i don't know if you know this but it's also home to the second germiest attraction in the country. you know what that is? it's called gum wall. it is nasty. >> it's second only to the blarney stone in ireland. >> people put up chewed gum. look at it. so that's it. "stuck on you." also, you guys, we are sitting at this wonderful, wonderful market. we had fun yesterday. first of all, i did not understand the thing about the flying fish at pike's market. >> pike place market. >> exactly. >> we had a lot of fun. there were fish flying over us. we really had fun. rem
opportunities. brian? >> awful news to start off with. anne thompson here with us in new york. thanks, as always. >>> even with all of this to contend with, there's still no agreement in washington about remedies for the unemployment rate. and a funny thing happened to president obama on the road today, pushing his plan. some bad news regarding a big store chain got in the way. our own kristen welker traveling with the president tonight joining us from emporia, virginia. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this is day two of the president's campaign style bus tour, which has been billed as a trip to sell his jobs plan in these key swing states of virginia and north carolina. president obama had harsh words for congressional republicans again today. >> their plan says we need to go back to the good old days before the financial crisis when wall street wrote its own rules. our plan says, we need to make it easier for small businesses on main street. >> back in washington, republicans kept up their counterattacks. >> i know he's desperately interested in trying to blame anybody
. >> it's ridiculous. it should have never been on. they are not doing us a favor. it should have never been on the books. >> reporter: it's unclear when exactly the changes are going to take effect, but it could happen later this month. darcy spencer, news 4. >> the cap could be lifted by october 20th. higher cab fares may give us an excuse to walk around a bit more. we are in a good place for that. three streets earned the distinction of best streets in america. king street made the list for historic buildings. the trolley line and beautiful views of the potomac. u street in northwest d.c. was ranked thanks to the culture in history. and on the list, davis street in culpeper, virginia. the daredevil work on one of d.c.s most famous landmarks is wrapped up now. the washington monument remains closed for earthquake damage assessments. another landmark is giving tourists a breathtaking look at the city. >> reporter: there's been drama at the monument. the inspector wasn't injured. the high level pain staking urge for earthquake damage has the famous monument shut down to tourists. >> wit
airport, he was arrested by authorities there. let's hear from u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> the complaint alleges that this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsored and was directed from iran. and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and international law including a convention that explicitly protects diplomats from being harmed. in addition to holding these individual conspirators accountable for their alleged role in this plot, the united states is committed to holding iran accountable for its actions. >> reporter: now, the embassy has released a statement this afternoon saying, quote, the royal embassy of saudi arabia would like to express its appreciation to the responsible agencies of the united states government for preventing a criminal act from taking place. the attempted plot is a despicable violation of international norms, standards and conventions and is not in accord with the principles of humanity, end quote. now, shakuri, it is important to note that he is still on the loose. however, the first suspect as we said was arrested in new york. and it is all
cousin. they were talking about targeting the saudi arabian ambassador to the u.s. that was in the spring. they got the idea of offering money to members of mexican drug cartels on the theory, they said, that those folks would be willing to commit crimes for money. so arbabsiar made several trips to mexico, thought he was meeting with a representative of a mexican drug cartel who was, in fact, an informant for the dea. so these conversations continued over several months. twice arbabsiar arranged for a total of $100,000 to be wired to this informant. and the informant had told him that it would cost $1.5 million to carry out this assassination plot. finally, arbabsiar was arrested at kennedy airport september 29th. within four hours of being given his miranda warning the government says he began to cooperate and told all. saying that he had talked with members of the iranian revolutionary guard about this and that they kept demanding that he take some action. so for all these reasons, the attorney general said today that this was an act that originated with officials in iran. here's how h
. >>> a taste of winter before halloween. a powerful storm moves into our area, brings us snow and sleet in october. thanks for starting your weekend with us. >> welcome to news 4 today on this saturday, october 29th. . >>> as we speak, parts of our area are getting blanketed with snow. >> bizarre. >> while the roads may be too warm for roads to stick, the storm could knock out power to tens of thousands of people across the region. we'll go to the weather center where meteorologist chuck bell is getting up to the minute updates. we're getting our first taste of snow. >>> we certainly are. no smoke plaks reported around the immediate washington area. there are snowflakes in western part of frederick county. upper montgomery county, a changeover from rain to snow. the higher terrain not far north and west of town that's where the snow flakes are starting to mix in and take over in some place now. almost an inch of rain down in the southern parts of the shan doa valley. temperatures right now in the very cold 30s all across the area. cloudy skies, rain falling in washington. 39 degrees at
across the floor and get out of there. the panel electrocuted me on the way out. i was using force to get up the stairs. the fire was chasing me up the steps. how could something burn so fast? >> reporter: as you can see, he's really upset. he's trying to get help from the red cross. he lost everything he owns and hoe has his insulin in the house. he can't get inside to get it because everything is burned. firefighters are investigating what caused it. you heard it from the homeowner. he says he's grateful to be alive. live here in bethesda, back to you in the studio. >> thank you. >>> a man admitted to assaulting two women. he had to register as a sex offender in virginia for punishment. now, accused of using facebook to lure a young girl in his home. julie carey has the story. >> reporter: he's 20 years old. already, he had a record that's landed him on the exoffender registry. now, he uses facebook to find his latest victim, a 13-year-old girl. these court records indicate three times in less than a year, he was arrested for sexual activity. search warrant affidavit said the latest was
>>> good morning. crackdown. police use tear gas on the supporters of the occupy wall street movement in oakland as authorities in atlanta storm into a downtown park overnight, arresting dozens of protesters there. what's driving the rising tension? >>> cancun in the crosshairs, authorities begin evacuations along mexico's popular caribbean coast as hurricane rina approaches, a powerful category 2 storm that could also impact the florida coast. this morning, new details on where and when rina will hit. >>> and stormy start, the arizona couple who tied the knot in the middle of a massive dust storm. they've cleaned themselves off and they're sharing the dirty details with us. "today," wednesday, october 26th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer alongside acac. last we saw you or heard you, you had no voice. >> and i can speak again. i can. >> i'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. >> i know, it could be a terrible thing. >>> meantime this poor cup until arizona. wouldn'
. for hours, u.s. officials were scrambling to verify what libyan rebels claimed, moammar gadhafi is dead. president obama saluted the libyan people. >> you have won your revolution. now, we will be a future with dignity, freedom and opportunity. >> reporter: libya celebrated. they joined the rebels to overthrow what they loved. they needed help and got it from the u.s. >> we did go in and supported rebellion against gadhafi. it's a good thing he is gone. we have to be careful about the lessons learned. >> reporter: air power works. in attacks, nato warplanes pounded gadhafi forces. in late spring, italy, france and others kept up the air attacks. gadhafi facing wartime charges refused to give up or get out, even after tripoli fell. he was held up in the town of cert. according to some reports, that is how and where moammar gadhafi was caught and killed. arab experts say whether it makes america safer is unknowable. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> moammar gadhafi admitted libya was responsible for the bombing of pan am 103 prior to the september terror attacks. it was the worst attack d
and sarah palin, in or out? with us, republican strategist, "time" magazine columnist mike murphy. wj columnist peggy noonan. democratic congressman from california, and deficit cutting super committee member, javier becerra. and "washington post" columnist e.j. dionne. >>> good morning, it's been a full weekend of political positioning. last night, president obama, in a speech to the human rights campaign, rallied his base and pushed again for a jobs bill. >> i'm counting on you to have my back. go out there. >> and fresh off another national security victory, the killing of a u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, the president challenged after a gay soldier was heckled at a gop debate. >> -- it's okay for a stage full of political leaders, one of whom could end up being the president of the united states, being silenced when an american soldier is booed. >> meantime, republican candidates texas governor rick perry campaigned at five events in new hampshire this weekend, and trying to deflect criticism over his more moderate immigration stance, suggested that u.s. troops might actually b
that we are all doing okay. we just didn't want it to keep going down. this will help us get back up to, you know, strength of 3900 and keep moving forward. >> reporter: this isn't the only class entering the police academy. mayor vincent gray recently announced a funding plan that will add 300 officers to the force over the next year. training will take 28 weeks with the first new batch of officers hitting the streets sometime in april. >> 300 would allow us to replace those who are leaving an estimated 13 to 15 each month. at the top level that would be 180. so even if we have 180 leaving we are adding an additional 120 on top of that. we will have a larger force a year from now. >> reporter: there is no shortage of people wanting to be a police officer here in the district of columbia. the chief says they have gotten thousands of applications, far many more applications than they actually have openings. the candidates from really around the world and around the country, amazing number of people from a variety of different backgrounds, she says. she is very pleased with the candidates
>>> good morning. thanks for wake up with us this morning for news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm john schriffen. today is sunday, october 23rd. we'll start off with weather. chuck bell is here in the studio. a little chilly out there right now. >> especially towards the blue ridge developing into the 30s. quite a bit of frost out there this morning on the pumpkins. so a very cold start to a sunday morning. even in downtown. temperatures plymouthed down into the low 40s. a chilly way to get your sunday started. today, unlike yesterday, we're actually going to get a little bit more sunshine. close to 100%, put it that way. outside right now, a clear sky has really allowed temperatures to fall off dramatically during the overnight hours. even into the downtown urban heat island, 35 at national airport. look at all the 30s on the map. charles county, 38. manassas, 36. gaithersburg, 36. just a whisker above the freezing work at 34 degrees. here's your forecast for today. mostly sunny, milder. near peak on the fall color. with all the extra sunshine today, a few clouds coming in and
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